String Theory for kids – fiction

Ages ago when my grandkids weren’t as wise as they are now, I wrote half a dozen illustrated children’s stories for them. Obviously, they were tinged with the Nelder surreal touch. Only one was professionally illustrated. She is Kathleen Bullock living in America and executed a fine job. Scoot is a young lad, loosely modelled on Oliver and Nathan. His name comes from his favourite vehicular pastime. He and his dog found the end of a piece of string and follows it through the village. Through shops, parks, woods and the library. What happens to it? Scoot has a theory – STRING THEORY.

Front cover of String Theory – WIP

The story idea came from a bike ride. I was riding from Llangollen to Chester one day when I saw a piece of red twine on the road. I followed it up hills and round bends until I encountered a council lorry. Sitting on the drop-down tailgate was a workman reeling in the twine! He said it wasn’t his but his boss had a report it might get caught in bicycle gears or strangle an old lady so he was sent out to collect it. Hence the idea for STRING THEORY.


Check out this marvellous sample page




I’m experimenting with Payhip – a bit similar to ebay but just books and you pay with PayPal. For £2 or under $3 it’s yours to read on your tablet or other device to your young ones. Probably suit 5-9 years most though I enjoyed rereading it too.

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